ElevationAscent: 1,350' 411 m
Descent: -150' -46 m
High: 6,752' 2,058 m
Low: 5,492' 1,674 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“Wind your way uphill through drainages and meadows with fine views on this trail.”— John Scalese
The trail will then wind its way uphill and around hillsides and drainages with fine views of the surroundings. As the trail gains elevation, several switchbacks will lead to the first of several meadows that were once used for grazing when this area was an active ranch.
Eventually, the trail traverses through a ponderosa stand leading to the highest meadows. These open meadows provide excellent views of Longs peak. As you continue, you'll pass the junction of the Button Rock Trail (stay to the right).
The trail ends at the junction with the Nelson Loop. Retrace your steps or continue onto Nelson to create a longer loop.
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Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space